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Cephalopelvic Disproportion Injuries

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a relatively common labor complication in which the baby’s head or shoulders are too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis. If the delivering physician and other medical staff do not recognize CPD and take appropriate measures, both mother and child can suffer serious and life-threatening birth injuries.

How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles Cases of Cephalopelvic Disproportion Injuries

Typically, cephalopelvic disproportion is detected through ultrasounds that gauge the girth of the baby’s head and shoulders. When CPD is detected, doctors should be able to avoid birth injury by delivering the baby by C-section.

When CPD is not detected, the labor can be prolonged considerably. As the doctor struggles to deliver the large baby through the mother’s pelvis, the baby can suffer brain damage due to lack of oxygen, shoulder dystocia, and other birth injuries. The mother is also at risk of pelvic injury and other life-threatening injuries.

If you have questions about your birth injury case, please call a New Haven medical malpractice lawyer from Jacobs & Jacobs at (203) 777-2300. We fight for the results you deserve.

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